Toast Titanium 10 offers a way of mounting an image into a virtual DVD
drive so that it is viewed as being a separate physical drive by other
INCORRECT ASSUMPTION. When Toast 10 mounts a disk image file, it does so using the same method as Disk Utility. It does NOT emulate a physical drive, and programs that communicate directly with a physical drive will not recognize the mounted image as a disc.
I was wondering if there was a way of achieving the same result using
the built-in OS X tools
Disk Utility will achieve the "same result" as Toast (which does not create a virtual drive). An optical drive emulator requires a kernel extension which is not included with OS X.
there's nothing available for OSX except for Toast that actually
mounts the CD or DVD [image] like a CD or DVD.
COMPLETELY WRONG ANSWER.
There are several applications for Mac which can emulate an optical drive, but Toast is not one of them.
Examples include "Daemon Tools Lite for Mac" and "Virtual CD-RW".